Finalist is a new iPhone and iPad task manager that combines elements of note-taking apps, Kanban boards, and calendar apps in a unique and interesting way. The result is a lightweight app that’s simple and quick to use but unlikely to replace a fully-featured task manager for most users. Finalist is organized into three primary tabs: ‘Today,’ ‘Monthly,’ and ‘Lists.’ From the Today tab, you can add tasks simply by tapping on the screen and starting to type. It’s a lot like creating a checklist in Apple Notes.
I wrote about all the ways people build their own task managers ranging from a single entry in Apple Notes to over-complicated setups in Personal Knowledge Managements tools Roam Research and Obsidian.
I don’t think Finalist is for me, but I’m sure it could work for so many people out there. Simpler solutions are often the best but it’s still useful to keep some kind of structure and treat tasks as objects, not just rows of text.
The app is free and available on all Apple’s platforms, including iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS (as it seems).
If you liked this post, subscribe to get new content right in your inbox!
- Why AI Doomerism is Flawed and Misguided
The Internet favors simple opinions, meaning we're stuck between AI dommers and e/acc people. And yet the most urgent and interesting questions relate not to its potential capacity to kill us all, but rather mundane things.
- My Default Apps
Here's the list of apps and services I like and use daily.
- Communicating with Numbers
If you can find a figure that makes your business more appealing than competitors, you should run with it.
- Does Blogging Even Work?
Blogging is still the most reliable way of broadcasting your thoughts without being at the whims of someone’s algorithm.
- Why Superhuman Is Worth $30
I pay $30 a month for my email client. And I think it’s worth it because it’s excellent and there aren’t many alternatives, unfortunately.